Residents may see an increased police presence in Southend today as youngsters celebrate the end of their exams.

Essex Police in Southend have advised those celebrating the end of their exams today, or parents who have a child who is, that officers will be out across the city.

An Essex Police spokesman said on Facebook: "Anti-social behaviour and underage drinking will not be tolerated.

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"We want people to enjoy themselves but to do so safely and without causing public disorder.

"If necessary, we will use dispersal orders to stop groups from congregating."

In a YouTube video, T/Inspector Dave Gardiner of the Southend Community Policing Team has explained why residents might see a Section 60 or dispersal order in place after instances of disorder or anti-social behaviour.

He also explains the authorisation process and what this means for law-abiding members of the public.